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Career Ladder

Your Chronic Stress: It’s a Matter of Confidence, Not Competence

For many lawyers, the most intolerable stress is due to imposter syndrome.

Neha Sampat - August 15, 2018
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How Does a Lawyer Find a Sponsor? 

Every lawyer can use a hand up, especially when it comes to navigating the unwritten rules of making partner or stepping into a leadership role.

Ida O. Abbott - August 12, 2018

A Lawyer’s Search for Right Livelihood

While the most self-serving among us give the profession a bad name and justify nearly every bad lawyer joke, most of us became lawyers because we genuinely want to help people. You need only speak to a class of first-year law students to get a ...

Zachary Horn - July 6, 2018

False Starts: 5 Misconceptions About Starting a Law Firm

Making the decision to start a law firm is difficult. It’s nothing but nerve-wracking until you press start and you’re into it — without a safety net, and too busy to care about hypotheticals anymore. The choice to move forward with launching is ...

Jared Correia - June 28, 2018
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Associates: Read Your Way to Business Development Success

In an issue of Strategy+Business, management guru Tom Peters suggests a number of books he considers valuable to read. In the interview, he quotes a respected business leader friend who argues that the No. 1 problem with big company CEOs is ...

Mike O'Horo - June 25, 2018

Want to Generate More Leads as a Lawyer? Write a Book

If you are an established lawyer looking to grow your practice, or a young lawyer hoping to build a book of business for the long term, you should give serious consideration to writing a book. Why? There are few, if any, better marketing assets ...

Jay Harrington - May 29, 2018
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Busy Lawyers Must Learn to Say No

There's a saying that goes, “If you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.” Many of us have been that person at one time or another or felt a pang of guilt or envy because we weren’t. As lawyers, we are expected to burn the ...

Zachary Horn - May 9, 2018
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Confronting Lawyer Turnover in Law Firms

Turnover in law firms, especially with young lawyers, is at its highest level ever. Nothing law firms have done to date has reversed this trend and the damage to firms is almost unfathomable. Thanks to turnover, the top 400 law firms lose ...

Link Christin - May 2, 2018
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A Young Lawyer’s Path to Prosperity: Build a Powerful Personal Brand

To borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens, for young lawyers in today’s legal market, it’s both the best of times and the worst of times. Worst of times because there’s no place to hide. Clients are less willing to pay for the time of young ...

Jay Harrington - April 4, 2018
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More Rainmaking Advice for New Associates: Earning Partner Preference

In the years it takes before your lawyering skills develop to where you can produce work product that clients will pay for, you cost your firm a lot more than you generate. That’s expected, but it doesn’t mean that in the interim you can’t ...

Mike O'Horo - March 27, 2018